Stamping With Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor

We went for “after New Year” shopping yesterday because usually we can find great deals and using coupons. We went to couple stores and we made a stop at Hobby Lobby for couple things I needed for craft projects.

While searching for painting/mixed media supplies, I found the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set of 24 colors. And I could use the 40% discount coupon on it! Super happy! It’s been on my crafting wish list for a while.


This afternoon, I finally had a chance to try it. Oh… I love my extra space on the table because my awesome hubby got me that cool iPad holder/clam as Christmas present. See that? The iPad is up there now and it is adjustable! And no more worries of spilling coffee or water on it, too! 😄😄😄

I found several YouTube videos to find some ideas and tips how to use this Japanese solid watercolor paint. I watched some painting videos, handlettering videos and of course cardmaking videos, too. One of the cardmaking videos showed how to stamp directly using watercolor paint (video source). I did this technique using on rubber stamps. Today I tried use it with clear acrylic stamps.

And here is my first card:

Stamping with Watercolor Paint | Handmade by Helen Gullett #ctmh #closetomyheart #kuretakegansaitambi #watercoloring #cardmaking #handmadecard

On my card, I stamped the image and sentiment from CTMH January 2016 SOTM – Beloved Bouquet directly on CTMH Watercolor paper using the watercolor paint. I used Pentel Aquash brush medium size for quick and easy way. You can use round regular watercolor brush with water for sure. I did not wat my paper like in this video, but it worked just fine.

For the sentiment, I stamped over again with CTMH Black Exclusive Ink Pad when the paint was completely dry. Then I added some splatter for fun. I finised my card with some clear gems I have in stash.

I am super impressed with the vibrant colors this paints have. They are just gorgeous and easy to create shades of colors. Worth every penny.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you like my card 😊 Have a fantastic week!


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14 thoughts on “Stamping With Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor

  1. A simple yet sweet card Helen! Beautifully done with the watercolor. Thanks so much for the beautiful Christmas card and for thinking of me. You’ve truly blessed my day and holiday. I hope your holiday was a great one and happy new year! – Hugs, Christina

  2. Thanks for the information and the video. How fun. I may have to try these paints. I’m more digital, but have been trying my hand a little at the painting, etc. Your card looks great.